The brand-spanking-new YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction now has five inaugural finalists:
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream, by Tanya Lee Stone
Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith, by Deborah Heiligman
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, by Phillip Hoose
The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous and Stupendous Life of Showman P. T. Barnum, by Candace Fleming and illustrated by Ray Fenwick
Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland, by Sally M. Walker
The winner will be announced during Midwinter.